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Youxia travel the lands protecting the people from burdening lords.

A Samurai holds her ground against an Oni Warlord.

Wushu masters run up bamboo trees and punch holes into walls as they train pupils in the way of BuXia.

A ninja clan moves swiftly through the shadows along moon clad roads skirting patrols as they infiltrate a castle.

Elemental benders are summoned by the council to intercept and negotiate with the demon possessed monks that torment local farmers.

Demon hunters known as Kui, search for hungry ghosts that haunt a local forest.

This is the Art of War . . .

Art of War meshes influences of the Three Kingdoms (China) and Sengoku period (Japan) into a world of three states controlled by 3 Great Clans. To the north of this Empire is a nation of Naga, who dislike the encroaching humans. To the west lay the barbarian (Viking/Mongolian inspired) hordes of the Wylds that seek to expand once every few decades. To the south-western corner, beyond the Wall, the tainted beast of mortal sins, Oni, scratch at the border waiting to consume human-flesh. A new Emperor and a new Dynasty has left the Clans racing for influence in the political systems. The Emperor has called for heroes to join the Nine Golden Armies to help bring peace to the land and protect it from world-ending external threats.

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What you need to play?

1. Our book, once we get funded.

For Savage Worlds: You will also need the Savage Worlds Core Rules

For 5th Edition: You will need at least the Player's Handbook

A Summary of Current Events

Two Game Engines, 1 Setting

Stretch Goals

Add-ons?

We are only allowing add-on for additional copies of books and miniatures from our Art of War miniatures line.

$20 - Art of War in softcover and PDF in the system of your backer selection. If you are receiving both system, come survey time, you will be asked in what format you want the additional copies of.

$25* - per Art of War Miniature: As a $25 add on you can select one of the following miniatures to accompany you as you travel the San Empire. We teamed up with Imagine 3d Miniatures to translate Sasha's art of our icons into 3d printed miniatures. We offer 28mm or 35mm base to fit the size of your home game. (*Price includes shipping)

The Geisha

 Kai, the Martial Artist


Sun, Officer of the Serpent Clan


Akia, the lost Ronin

Meet the Team

Imperial Scribe - Wojciech “Drejk” Gruchala (Contributing Writer): Drejk was born in the country historically marking the border between the West and the East, during the times when communist regime faded to democracy, in a city sporting an actual dragon cave. He was fan of SF and Fantasy since he can remember, having learned to read on a fairy tale book. He also discovered games when he was but a wee hatchling, starting with early computer games and board games, followed by more complex wargames, and then role playing games. Assembling worlds and creating snippets of fictional cosmology, history, culture, and science is his favorite part of role playing games. You can find his work on his blog: Shaper of Worlds

Ukiyo-e - Sasha Turk (Artist and sole Illustrator): Sasha Turk is a freelance concept artist. For three years, she has been published in several Amora Game products. Her most notable character designs appear in Kemonomimi: Moe Races and Xeno Files Issue 5. Sasha lives in Lake Forest, California. You can find her online portfolio here, and see sneak peaks of work for Art of War.

Humble Peasant - Greg LaRose (Creator & Publisher): Greg is the owner and operator of Amora Game, LLC. Art of War has been a labor of love and is happy to see it come to production. You can find Amora Game published works here.

**This game references the Savage Worlds game system, available from Pinnacle Entertainment Group at www.peginc.com. Savage Worlds and all associated logos and trademarks are copyrights of Pinnacle Entertainment Group. Used with permission. Pinnacle makes no representation or warranty as to the quality, viability, or suitability for purpose of this product

Risks and challenges

This isn't the first rodeo. We have done print runs on our last successful Kickstarter. We may encounter shipping delays if we use an off-shore printer. I don't see this to be an issue.
This is a work in progress. Savage Worlds mechanics are done. 5th Edition mechanics are at 72% of our milestones. The regional map is being created. The campaign setting history and world building are all done.
Editor - this is our main drive for the kickstarter. Once we are funded, we'll announce the editor(s) we have under contract and lay out a deadline for everyone to be informed.

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    Digital AoW: 5th Edition PDF

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    ALL OF IT: Keys to the Empire

    - 1 Limited Edition hardcover for Savage Worlds or 5th Edition (selected at time of survey)
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    - Art of War PDF (Savage Worlds & 5th Edition version) *both or two of 1 version to share with a friend
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    - All 4 miniatures listed in the add ons.
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